1. Indiana Pacers Need More Than Paul George Magic to Make Playoffs a Reality

    The Indiana Pacers have been flirting with a playoff spot since the conclusion of the All-Star break, but an inability to close has left them with no margin for error as Paul George preps to make his return from a gruesome leg fracture Sunday night.

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 6,872 reads 7 comments

  2. Wednesday NBA Roundup: James Harden Won't Let Steph Curry Run Away with MVP

    Stephen Curry made an MVP-caliber statement by sending Chris Paul stumbling to the Staples Center floor Tuesday night, and James Harden promptly responded with a career-high ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 52,055 reads 339 comments

  3. Philadelphia 76ers' Rebuild Can Get Huge Push from International Secret Weapon

    In the midst of Nerlens Noel’s spring awakening, it’s been easy to forget the Philadelphia 76ers have a pipeline of talent that extends overseas...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 16,231 reads 38 comments

  4. Blake Griffin's Monster Night Not Enough and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    The NBA 's best rivalry didn't disappoint Tuesday evening, packing theatrics and drama into seemingly every possession as the Golden State Warriors emerged with a 110-106 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 70,037 reads 346 comments

  5. Kevin Durant: 'I Love It Here and I Would Love to Get My Jersey Retired Here'

    Kevin Durant has transformed the Oklahoma City Thunder into a perennial powerhouse, so it's no surprise he'd like to continue pushing the franchise to new heights for years to come...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 38,386 reads 228 comments

  6. Phil Jackson Reassures New York Knicks Season-Ticket Holders in Video Message

    The New York Knicks are in the midst of the worst season in franchise history, so it's no surprise the front office is engaging in a bit of damage control to quell concerns regarding the club's long-term outlook...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 13,429 reads 114 comments

  7. Clippers, Warriors Are NBA's Greatest Rivals, and It's Not Even Close

    Intradivision rivalries are few and far between in today's NBA , but there may be hope yet for the revival of bad blood and vitriol if the Los Angeles Clippers and top-seeded Golden State Warriors wind up on a collision course come playoff time...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 26,827 reads 206 comments

  8. Is Patrick Beverley Injury Actually a Blessing in Disguise for Houston Rockets?

    For the Houston Rockets , it's one step forward and another step back on the injury front. Or is it? Just as Dwight Howard returned from a knee injury, point guard Patrick Beverley is hitting the shelf with a wrist injury...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 11,713 reads 27 comments

  9. Saturday NBA Roundup: Hero-Ball Efforts Fall Short for Russell Westbrook, OKC

    It was too little, too late, but Russell Westbrook should have no shame after drastically reversing course and nearly lifting the Oklahoma City Thunder (41-32) to an improbable come-from-behind victory Saturday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 43,064 reads 250 comments

  10. How Every Projected 2015 NBA Playoff Team Can Shatter Expectations

    With fewer than three weeks to go until the NBA 's regular season concludes, each playoff team's ceiling has been well-established...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 71,730 reads 228 comments

  11. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Playoff Race Out East Only Masking Disparity with West

    This season, the Eastern Conference is where certainty has gone to die. Between sub-.500 teams lining up to punch their postseason tickets and maddening night-to-night inconsistencies, clarity has been nothing more than an elusive pipe dream...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 79,202 reads 354 comments

  12. Andre Iguodala Reminding NBA of His Impact, Golden State Warriors' Insane Depth

    The Golden State Warriors didn't make any moves at the NBA trade deadline, and rightfully so. But little did they know, the emergence of one of their own would represent the team's most significant midseason acquisition...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 17,329 reads 66 comments

  13. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Mavericks' Win Masks Backcourt-Chemistry Issues for a Night

    In times of turmoil, displays of resiliency can help quell concerns over chemical imbalances. But when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks, backcourt issues may be too significant to ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 23,354 reads 99 comments

  14. DeMarcus Cousins Calls Sacramento Kings' Season a Complete Circus

    There haven't been any clowns or trapeze artists, but the Sacramento Kings ' 2014-15 season has resembled a circus...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 10,865 reads 39 comments

  15. Monday NBA Roundup: James Harden's Scoring Crown Key to Rockets' Playoff Push

    Call James Harden the "Iron Chef of Houston," because when he's cooking, the Houston Rockets (47-23) can't be stopped...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 44,661 reads 401 comments

  16. NBA Reality Shows We Want to See

    The NBA is already the greatest reality show on TV thanks to the breadth and depth of eclectic personalities it has to offer...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 24,215 reads 53 comments

  17. OKC Thunder Hanging on for Dear Life and Other Sunday NBA Takeaways

    No Kevin Durant , no Serge Ibaka , no problem for Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. As if Westbrook wasn't already defying logic individually, the Thunder ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 44,210 reads 175 comments

  18. Portland Trail Blazers Look Like Playoff Pretenders and Saturday NBA Takeaways

    Winter officially ended Friday, but conditions in the Pacific Northwest have been conducive to cooling lately...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 28,679 reads 131 comments

  19. Breaking Down Steve Nash's Legendary Hall of Fame Career by the Numbers

    On the basketball court, Steve Nash was a transcendent talent who revolutionized modern point guard play, and for that reason alone, his illustrious career deserves to be celebrated...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 56,511 reads 155 comments

  20. Buying or Selling Nerlens Noel as Future NBA Star

    In just his first NBA season, Nerlens Noel has developed into a defensive mastermind, regularly redirecting attempted shots skyward while poking opponents' post-entry passes away from their intended targets...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 14,591 reads 50 comments

  21. New York Knicks Stun San Antonio Spurs and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    March Madness will officially kick into high gear Thursday afternoon, but the New York Knicks decided to crash the party and get things started a couple of days early...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 24,666 reads 106 comments

  22. Kevin Love and Cleveland Cavaliers Are Good Together but Might Be Better Apart

    Kevin Love has graciously accepted a diminished role with the Cleveland Cavaliers , but that isn't a reason for either side to get complacent...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 41,104 reads 207 comments

  23. The Path Is Clear for New Orleans Pelicans to Sneak into 2015 NBA Playoffs

    For a second, it appeared as though the Oklahoma City Thunder had a leg up on the New Orleans Pelicans ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 9,410 reads 38 comments

  24. We'll Never Know How Good 2014-15 OKC Thunder Could Have Been

    Whoever's in possession of the Oklahoma City Thunder voodoo doll needs to relinquish control immediately...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 11,810 reads 60 comments

  25. LeBron James Returns to Miami a New Man, with a New Contender

    LeBron James ' last regular-season trip to South Beach was mired in transitional uncertainty. The Cleveland Cavaliers had yet to form an identity, their stars were trying to delicately ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 34,039 reads 174 comments